Weston-super-Mare RNLI identify potential new site for a permanent lifeboat station

The RNLI has announced plans to apply for planning permission to build a new, permanent lifeboat station at Madeira Cove. The charity has been working closely with North Somerset Council (NSC) on initial proposals and will begin work on a planning application to be submitted later this year. The RNLI has been seeking a permanent […]

Weston Super Quilters donate huge sum to Weston RNLI’s new Station Appeal

After a year of supporting the need for a new station at Weston-super-Mare the Weston Super Quilters presented a cheque for £1500 to the local RNLI Weston Super Quilters are a group of enthusiastic and very skilled people who share their interest in developing impressive quilts. They meet regularly to discuss and advise members of […]

They may not have been needed when paged but the crew may have saved a life on shore.

Weston RNLI volunteers used the extensive first aid training provided by the charity to help an elderly lady who tripped on a kerb and may have seriously injured her hip. The volunteer crew of Weston-super-Mare RNLI Lifeboat station were just settling down to their Saturday lunch when the pagers sounded. Swansea Coastguard had been told […]

A Hectic but Profitable Week-end for Weston-super-Mare RNLI Volunteers.

A weekend when all of the Weston RNLI volunteer family were busy. The fundraisers out collecting donations and the volunteer crew saving a kayaker while on exercise. Weston Sea Angling Association held their annual open beach fishing competition on Saturday 4th October. This continued an event which has been running for 30 years and was […]

Weston-super-Mare RNLI Lifeboat station volunteers rescue stranded yachtsman

When his yacht sinks near an island in the Bristol Channel the yachtsman scrambles ashore and texts his girlfriend for help. It was just before three pm on Thursday 18th August when Swansea Coastguard paged the volunteers of Weston-super-Mare RNLI Lifeboat station. A member of the public had telephoned the Coastguard to say that they […]

Open Day – Historic and Modern Lifeboats plus the Police Boat

A Fascinating display of Historic Lifeboats plus the police exercising with Weston-super-Mare Lifeboats made the Open Day one to remember Each year Weston-super-Mare RNLI volunteers, from the crew and fundraisers, hold an Open Day to show the public what they do. This year the Open Day was over a split site as it involved both […]

The RNLI recognises the work of Weston-super-Mare Volunteer Fundraisers.

The RNLI is a charity devoted to saving lives at sea. It is entirely funded by donations from the public. These donations are as a result of the work of its volunteer fundraisers. The crew of the lifeboats, all volunteers themselves; rely on a small army of other volunteers who collect the funds needed to […]